Telemeter, a pay-TV system, made its debut in Palm Springs on Nov. 27, 1953. Backed by the Paramount movie studio, Telemeter’s cable cost anywhere from $150 to $450 to install, depending on a home’s location, and the coin-operated signal descrambler cost an additional $21.75. It was gone about a half-year later.
Telemeter, a pay-TV system, made its debut in Palm Springs on Nov. 27, 1953. Backed by the Paramount movie studio, Telemeter’s cable cost anywhere from $150 to $450 to install, depending on a home’s location, and the coin-operated signal descrambler cost an additional $21.75. It was gone about a half-year later. Associated Press file
Telemeter, a pay-TV system, made its debut in Palm Springs on Nov. 27, 1953. Backed by the Paramount movie studio, Telemeter’s cable cost anywhere from $150 to $450 to install, depending on a home’s location, and the coin-operated signal descrambler cost an additional $21.75. It was gone about a half-year later. Associated Press file

Too bad pay-TV didn’t catch on when it was introduced – in 1958

May 11, 2017 11:08 PM

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